PGA Championship 2012 Standings: Day 2 Highlights, Cut Line Update and More

Pete Schauer@@Pete_SchauerCorrespondent IAugust 11, 2012

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 10:  Vijay Singh of Fiji hits out of the sand on the tenth hole during Round Two of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 10, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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Day 2 of the PGA Championship in South Carolina is in the books, but it wasn't without 30-mph gusts of wind and some high scores.

According to the Associated Press (via ESPN), only four players were able to break par on the day and there were more rounds in the 90s than in the 60s.

The wind gusts were so devastating that guys like Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and Matt Kuchar failed to break the 80-stroke mark.

With that being said, let's take a look at the top-10 leaderboard after the conclusion of day two at the PGA Championship:


Place Player Score
T-1 Vijay Singh -4
T-1 Tiger Woods -4
T-1 Carl Pettersson -4
4 Ian Poulter -3
T-5 Jamie Donaldson -2
T-5 Rory McIlroy -2
T-7 Aaron Baddeley -1
T-7 Adam Scott -1
T-7 Blake Adams -1
T-7 Trevor Immelman -1

Day 2 Cut Line

According to, the projected cut line after day two is seven-over. If that proves true, here are some notable players who would miss the cut: Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Lee Westwood, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Nick Watney, Rory Sabbatini and Angel Cabrera.

It goes without saying that the inclement weather today factored in to a lot of player's scores, but let's not take anything away from Vijay Singh, who was three-under on the day and posted a 69.


As mentioned earlier, Singh had a great day despite the weather.

Seeking his first win in nearly four years, Singh played his way to five birdies on the day to grab a share of the lead along with Tiger Woods and Carl Pettersson at four-under.

After not finding himself in the top 10 after Day 1, Woods putted admirably on Friday, parring three holes and finishing with a 71 on the day.

Memphis Grizzlie's play-by-play announcer Pete Pranica was a fan of the way Woods played today, tweeting:

Excellent round of ball-striking by @tigerwoods. Not sure you could hit it much better in today's conditions. #PGAChamp

— Pete Pranica (@PetePranica) August 10, 2012

Woods had birdie puts of 15 and 40 feet, but ended the round with a bogey on 18 after hooking his tee shot and over-putting the hole by about six feet.

The putting of Tiger Woods was what stood out to me the most on Day 2.

What To Watch For On Day 3

On Day 3, I'll be watching to see how Tiger Woods responds after bogeying 18 on Friday.

If Tiger is going to stay in the lead, he'll need to continue to play well on the front nine and find a way to put a complete round together.

So far, we've seen Woods decline around the 12th hole and finish the day more on a negative streak rather than something positive to build on.

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